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Event date: 30/10/2017

Brexit

On 29 March 2017, Theresa MAY, British Prime Minister, triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

The right of a Member State to withdraw from the European Union was introduced for the first time with the Lisbon Treaty; the possibility of withdrawal was highly controversial before that. The Article 50 provides for the negotiation of a withdrawal agreement between the EU and the withdrawing state, defining in particular the latter's future relationship with the Union. If no agreement is concluded within two years, that state's membership ends automatically, unless the European Council and the Member State concerned decide jointly to extend this period.

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The result of the Special meeting of the European Council on article 50, 25/11/2018, is debated on Thursday

The European Commission and the United Kingdom's negotiators have reached an agreement on the entirety of the Withdrawal Agreement of the UK from the European Union as provided for under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

Meeting with Guy Verhofstadt, Parliament's coordinator for the negotiations on the UK withdrawal from the EU and Danuta Maria HÜBNER (EPP,PL), member of the Parliament's Brexit Steering Group

Exchange of views on the state of play of the negotiations on Brexit, with the participation of Guy Verhofstadt, Parliament's coordinator for the negotiations on the UK withdrawal from the EU

A resolution laying out the European Parliament’s position on a possible framework for EU-UK future relations after Brexit is debated on Tuesday and put to a vote on Wednesday.

Antonio TAJANI, EP President and Guy VERHOFSTADT (ALDE,BE), EP coordinator for Brexit, give a joint press conference on UK withdrawal from the EU

Guy Verhofstadt, Parliament's coordinator for the negotiations on the UK withdrawal from the EU, and Danuta Maria Hübner, member of the Parliament's Brexit Steering Group, participate in the exchange of views on the state of play of the negotiations on Brexit.

The Committees on Employment and Social Affairs, on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and on Petitions hold a hearing on the situation of citizens' rights after the announcement that sufficient progress had been achieved in the negotiations for the withdrawal agreement of the UK from the EU.

Debate with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier on progress made in the first four rounds of negotiations with the British government on the terms and conditions for the UK leaving the European Union followed by a vote.

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs meets to look into the latest state of play and the next steps of the ongoing Brexit negotiations. The debate is held with Parliament’s Brexit Coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, and focuses on topics that fall under the Committee’s remit.

Joint press conference following the activation of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by Theresa MAY, British Prime Minister

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